Cpt. Jim Marcham

Heliopolis War Cemetery

Service number ‘146096’ – Intelligence Corps

Killed on Sunday 7th January 1945, aged 38

Son of Joseph William & Kate Prudence Marcham.
Husband of Olga Marcham of Chingford.

Buried at Heliopolis War Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt
The inscription on his headstone reads: “Splendid you passed, tranquil you lie. A beautiful memory left behind”

We know that Jim Marcham was made a 2nd Lieutenant on 16th July 1940 as a member of the Intelligence Corps. He was obviously promoted later in the war but the London Gazette does not appear to have a record of this. We have no information as to how he was awarded and MBE but the CWGC website attributes this honour to him.

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  • Jim was born in 1906 in Sheppey and attended Borden Grammar School in Sittingbourne. He is commemorated on the school’s roll of honour.
    The National Archives show his MBE was awarded due to his work since the start of the war at a consistently high standard and was a first class example, whilst managing an office of the Defence Security Office.

    By Stephen Palmer (10/04/2020)

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